Derek Barraclough - United States Marine Corps

Andrea Barraclough, Wife - Chief Deputy Attorney General

Derek Barraclough - United States Marine Corps

Derek Barraclough, circa 1986 when he first joined the United States Marine Corps.

Amanda Kemberling - Sergeant, Army National Guard

Mark Kemberling, Father - Chief Deputy Attorney General

Amanda Kemberling - Sergeant, Army National Guard

Amanda Kemberling - Sergeant, Army National Guard

Mark Kemberling, Father - Chief Deputy Attorney General

Amanda Kemberling - Sergeant, Army National Guard

Charles Henry Le Clair, Sr. – Seaman, First Class, United States Navy

Jessica L. Pederson, Granddaughter - Accounting Assistant I

Charles Henry Le Clair, Sr. – Seaman, First Class, United States Navy

Charles Henry Le Clair Sr., age 18. This photo was taken in 1942. Charles' special skill as a diver was utilized during his active duty aboard the U.S.S. Reno during World War II. His rank was Seaman, First Class, V6 USNR. US Navy

Henry Lee Keene - PFC, United States Marines

Holly Navarro, Niece - Investigator

Henry Lee Keene - PFC, United States Marines

Henry Lee Keene (top center), PFC, KIA, 28th Marines, USMC. He died during WWII at the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Lyn Witkoski - United States Army Air Force

Eric Witkoski, Son - Chief, BCP/Consumer Advocate

Lyn Witkoski - United States Army Air Force

Served in World War II in the United States Army Air Force. He was a member of the 9th Bomb Squadron of the 313th Bomb Wing stationed in Tinian in the Marianas Islands in the Western Pacific.

Carl Riherd - Major, United States Air Force

Janice Riherd, Daughter In Law - Supervising Legal Secretary

Carl Riherd - Major, United States Air Force

Carl Riherd circa 1943, WWII. He was an instructor pilot for the Army Air Corps during WWII and retired as a Major from the Air Force.

Carl Riherd - Major, United States Air Force

Janice Riherd, Daughter In Law - Supervising Legal Secretary

Carl Riherd - Major, United States Air Force

Carl Riherd circa 1943, WWII. He was an instructor pilot for the Army Air Corps during WWII and retired as a Major from the Air Force.

John Brownell - Major, United States National Guard

Virginia "Ginny" Brownell, Mother - AG Legal Secretary

John Brownell - Major, United States National Guard

Serves in Nevada National Guard as the international affairs officer. Served in Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan.

Samuel R. Kern - United States Marine Corp Reserves

Samuel R. Kern

Samuel R. Kern - United States Marine Corp Reserves

U.S.M.C. Reserves, 2003.

Matt Gallagher - Captain, United States Army

Dennis Gallagher, Father-NDOT Chief

Matt Gallagher - Captain, United States Army

Baghdad, Iraq - Christmas day 2008

Leonard J Whelan - Sergeant, United States Marine Corp Reserves

Karen Whelan, Daughter - Deputy Attorney General

Leonard J Whelan - Sergeant, United States Marine Corp Reserves

U.S.M.C. Chosin Res. Survivor

Matthew Chapman - Sergeant, United States Army

Heather Cooney, Mother - Legal Secretary II

Matthew Chapman - Sergeant, United States Army

Black Hawk Crew Chief, served with the 101st Airborne and served two tours in Afghanistan. Currently stationed at Ft. Benning, GA.

Matthew Chapman - Sergeant, United States Army

Heather Cooney, Mother - Legal Secretary II

Matthew Chapman - Sergeant, United States Army

Black Hawk Crew Chief, served with the 101st Airborne and served two tours in Afghanistan. Currently stationed at Ft. Benning, GA.

Matthew Chapman - Sergeant, United States Army

Heather Cooney, Mother - Legal Secretary II

Matthew Chapman - Sergeant, United States Army

Black Hawk Crew Chief, served with the 101st Airborne and served two tours in Afghanistan. Currently stationed at Ft. Benning, GA.

Matthew Chapman - Sergeant, United States Army

Heather Cooney, Mother - Legal Secretary II

Matthew Chapman - Sergeant, United States Army

Black Hawk Crew Chief, served with the 101st Airborne and served two tours in Afghanistan. Currently stationed at Ft. Benning, GA.

Matthew Chapman - Sergeant, United States Army

Heather Cooney, Mother - Legal Secretary II

Matthew Chapman - Sergeant, United States Army

Black Hawk Crew Chief, served with the 101st Airborne and served two tours in Afghanistan. Currently stationed at Ft. Benning, GA.

Joseph H. Wilburding - United States Navy

JoAnn Gibbs, Daughter - Chief Deputy Attorney General

Joseph H. Wilburding - United States Navy

A career US Naval Officer; this photo was taken around the time of WWII during Naval officer’s training school.

Otto Holderbein - United States Army

Lori Meredith, Daughter - AG Tort Claims Analyst

Otto Holderbein - United States Army

Otto served in the US 65th Signal Depot during WWII. He worked with a RADAR unit to sight enemy planes for anti-aircraft artillery. He served in Germany and France. His unit was bombed in France; had he not had the flu, he likely would have perished.

Michael T. Saunders - United States Army

Michael T. Saunders - Senior Deputy Attorney General

Michael T. Saunders - United States Army

Army 101st Airborne Division Infantry (1989-1993)

Matthew C. Schmelzer - United States Navy

Matthew C. Schmelzer - Criminal Investigator

Matthew C. Schmelzer - United States Navy

Individual Augmentee (IA) on temporary assignment from Fallon Naval Air Station. 2004-2005.

Mark Judd - United States Navy

Mark Judd - Administrative Asst

Mark Judd - United States Navy

Fighter Squadron ONE ONE FOUR (VF-114) command photo. Photo taken April 1991 while deployed in Persian Gulf aboard USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-71)

Nic K. Danna - United States Army

Nic K. Danna - Sr. Deputy Atty. General

Nic K. Danna - United States Army

CPT Nic Danna US Army Bagram AFB Afghanistan 2014

Harold P. Powers - United States Army

Ursula Sindlinger, Daughter - Investigator

Harold P. Powers - United States Army

Retired US Army CSM. Photo take prior to deployment to the Korean War pre-1953.

Richard B.Miller, Sr. - United States Navy

Richard B. Miller Jr., Son - Criminial Investigator Supervisor

Richard B.Miller, Sr. - United States Navy

Lieutenant Junior Grade, U.S. Navy, Pharmacist Mate, W.W.II

Richard B.Miller, III - United States Navy

Richard B. Miller Jr., Father - Criminial Investigator Supervisor

Richard B.Miller, III - United States Navy

Petty Officer 2nd Class, Hospital Surgical Corpsman, Currently in the Naval Reserves, Pensacola, Florida

Bruce N. Yarborough - United States Navy

Bruce N. Yarborough - Investigator

Bruce N. Yarborough - United States Navy

October 1967, RADM George R. Muse promoting Bruce Yarborough to Lieutenant, US Navy, while wife, Susan looks on. Bruce is now an investigator at the Private Investigator's Licensing Board.

Bruce N. Yarborough - United States Navy

Bruce N. Yarborough - Investigator

Bruce N. Yarborough - United States Navy

January 1968, Private Investigator’s Licensing Board Investigator Bruce Yarborough, then a Lieutenant, US Navy, aboard the USS Newport News, a heavy cruiser, off the coast of North Vietnam.

Adam Paul Laxalt - United States Navy

Adam Paul Laxalt - Attorney General, State of Nevada

Adam Paul Laxalt - United States Navy

Iraq 2006-2007

Adam Paul Laxalt - United States Navy

Adam Paul Laxalt - Attorney General, State of Nevada

Adam Paul Laxalt - United States Navy

Iraq 2006-2007

Adam Paul Laxalt - United States Navy

Adam Paul Laxalt - Attorney General, State of Nevada

Adam Paul Laxalt - United States Navy

Iraq 2006-2007

Kenneth Austin Brannon - Master Chief, United States Navy

Adam Brannon, Son - Information Technology Pro II

Kenneth Austin Brannon - Master Chief, United States Navy

Picture: Dec 1968, Great Lakes IL. Kenneth was a career Navy enlistee, retiring after 30 years served, as an E9 FTCM (Master Chief Fire Control Technician). Of all the ships he served on, he was most connected to the USS Toledo (CA-133), a Baltimore-class heavy cruiser, during the Korean War.

Kenneth Austin Brannon - Master Chief, United States Navy

Adam Brannon, Son - Information Technology Pro II

Kenneth Austin Brannon - Master Chief, United States Navy

Picture: 1972, re-enlistment swearing in, 32st Street Naval Base, San Diego, CA. Kenneth was a career Navy enlistee, retiring after 30 years served, as an E9 FTCM (Master Chief Fire Control Technician). Of all the ships he served on, he was most connected to the USS Toledo (CA-133), a Baltimore-class heavy cruiser, during the Korean War.

Kenneth Austin Brannon - Master Chief, United States Navy

Adam Brannon, Son - Information Technology Pro II

Kenneth Austin Brannon - Master Chief, United States Navy

Picture: May 5, 2010, Portrait, taken by son Adam. Kenneth was a career Navy enlistee, retiring after 30 years served, as an E9 FTCM (Master Chief Fire Control Technician). Of all the ships he served on, he was most connected to the USS Toledo (CA-133), a Baltimore-class heavy cruiser, during the Korean War.

Thomas F. Farrell - Major General, United States Army

Patty D. Cafferata, Grand-daughter, Communications Director

Thomas F. Farrell - Major General, United States Army

Thomas F. Farrell, a Major General in the Army. A civil engineer, he served in France in WWI. He served as the chief engineer in the China-Burma-India theater. He oversaw the construction of the Lido Road, B-29 airfields and oil pipelines for Calcutta to China and later served on the Manhattan Project.

Wesley Duncan - Major, United States Air Force

Wesley Duncan - Major, United States Air Force

Major in the United States Air Force. The picture was taken in Forward Operating Base 3 at the Central Criminal Court of Iraq for Joint Task Force 134. It was taken in 2008.

Keith Forbes - Private, United States Army

Sherri Ann Forbes, Daughter, Sr. Deputy Attorney General

Keith Forbes - Private, United States Army

Keith Forbes was a Private in the Army 1957-1958

Jason Gunnell, Major, United States Air Force

Jason Gunnell, Major, United States Air Force

Stationed at Nellis Air Force Base. Picture taken March 2015

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MISSION STATEMENT

The Office of Military Assistance (OMLA) acts as a clearinghouse to provide access to pro bono civil legal services to eligible active duty, reservists, National Guard members and veterans who live in Nevada. The OMLA will provide its legal expertise to train pro bono lawyers in complex areas of applicable federal law, including Service Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA), The Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA).

This program is dedicated to supporting our brave men and women in uniform who have sacrificed much in service to our state and nation. It is a common misconception that service members have unfettered access to legal services as a result of their military service. The reality is that JAG Officers cannot represent service members in the overwhelming majority of civil matters. This lack of provided legal representation leaves service members with the only option of hiring private attorneys at unaffordable rates. With the current length of the war on terror, active duty, reserve and guard units have been deployed multiple times in defense of their nation. These multiple deployments have left service members vulnerable to home foreclosures and employment law violations. With the creation of this program, service members stationed or living in the state of Nevada can call the Office of Military Legal Assistance, and if eligible, receive free legal representation with the only expense to the service member being court filing fees.

 

    SUPPORTERS & SPONSORS

    WE THANK THE FOLLOWING GENEROUS SPONSORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT:

    • SWITCH
    • Macdonald Carano Wilson
    • Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas
    • Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada 
    • Nevada Legal Services
    • Volunteer Attorneys of Rural Nevada (VARN)
    • Southern Nevada Senior Law Program
    • Washoe Legal Services
    • American Bar Association Military Pro Bono Project

    Office of Military Legal Assistance Advisory Board

    Committee Members

    • Joseph W. Brown, Director, Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas
    • James E. McPherson, National Association of Attorneys
    • The Honorable Barbara Buckley, Esq. Executive Director of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
    • Katherine Miller, U.S. Army Retired, Director of Nevada Department of Veterans Services
    • Richard A. Pocker, Esq. Member of Board of Governors, State Bar of Nevada
    • Mike Mader, Nevada Department of Veterans Services
    • Damon Dias, President, Clark County Bar Association
    • James Bradshaw, Macdonald Carano Wilson
    • Ira Raphaelson, Esq. Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Las
    • Vegas Sands Corp.
    • John T. Moran, Moran Brandon Bendavid Moran
    • Cliff W. Marcek, Nevada Justice Association
    • David C. O’Mara, Nevada Justice Association
    • Anna Marie Johnson, Esq. Executive Director Nevada Legal Services
    • Perry Di Loreto, Chairman of the Nevada Military Support Alliance
    • Scott Bensing, Nevada Military Support Alliance
    • Elana Turner Graham, Southern Nevada Senior Law Project
    • Sheri Cane Vogel, Southern Nevada Senior law Project
    • Tiffinay Pagni, President, Washoe County Bar Association
    • Daniel W. Hamilton, William S. Boyd School of Law

    Committee Advisors

    • Brig. General William R. Burks, Adjutant General, State of Nevada
    • Captain Leif E. Steinbaugh, U.S. Navy, Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station Fallon
    • Colonel Amy M. Taitano, U.S. Army
    • Colonel Toni L. Glover, U.S. Army
    • Lieutenant Colonel Ron Blaze, United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corp., Nellis Air Force Base
    • Lieutenant Colonel Aimee Cannon, U.S. Air Force, Staff Judge Advocate General for the 926th Wing of Nellis Air Force Base
    • Major Scott F. Katherman, Judge Advocate General, Nevada National Guard
    • Lieutenant Victor Marquez, U.S. Navy, Fallon Naval Air Station
    • Lieutenant Commander Jeremy Greenwood, Judge Advocate, U.S. Coast Guard
    • Lieutenant Joel C. Coito, Judge Advocate, U.S. Coast Guard
    • Captain Dana Grigg, Nevada National Guard, Judge Advocate General

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      Updated on 9/1/2015